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Java EE 7 WebSocket Support

by Charles Humble on  Jun 28, 2013

Java EE 7 introduces a number of new APIs and changes to existing APIs that cater to web developers using HTML5. There are three areas of interest: a new API for working with JSON, a significant update to JSF for working with new attributes, and a new API for working with the WebSocket protocol, one of a variety of technologies that make up HTML5.

Java EE 7, Spring Standardize Batch

by Dan Woods on  Jun 25, 2013

This month’s release of the Java EE 7 platform includes a specification for a batch processing programming model that is heavily derived from Pivotal’s Spring Batch project.

Q&A With Oracle Vice President of Software Development Anil Gaur on the Java EE 7 Release

by Charles Humble on  Jun 12, 2013

Oracle is officially launching Java EE 7 with a webcast later today. Ahead of the release InfoQ sat down with Anil Gaur, vice president of software development at Oracle, to find out more about this release and future plans

Oracle Officially Launching Java EE 7 and Glassfish 4 Today

by Charles Humble on  Jun 12, 2013 1

Oracle is officially launching Java EE 7 with a live webcast today at 9 am PT / 12 pm ET / 5 pm London, and a repeat performance at 9 pm PT / 12 am ET (Thursday) / 2 pm Sydney (Thursday). Along with the release Oracle has put out added a reference implementation for the specification in the form of GlassFish 4.0, and we are expecting to see an official release of Netbeans 7.3.1 in due course.

Oracle Reinstates Free Time Zone Updates for Java 7

by Charles Humble on  Jun 11, 2013 1

The internet has been buzzing this week with the news that Oracle has ceased to provide free time zone updates outside of the standard JDK release cycle. However, at the end of yesterday the firm appeared to have a change of heart.

Standard Java API for JSON

by Bienvenido David on  Apr 26, 2013 1

JSR-353, the Java API for JSON Processing (JSON-P), has reached final approval ballot this month. JSON-P (similar to JAXP) consists of a Streaming API (similar to StAX) and an Object Model API (similar to DOM). Please note that this API does not include JSON data binding (similar to JAXB), and is unrelated to the more popular JSONP or "JSON with padding".

Adopt a JSR Follow-up Online Meeting Tomorrow

by Charles Humble on  Feb 26, 2013

Following a first online call on January 18th, involving over 40 JUG leaders/members from around the world, the people behind the 'Adopt a JSR' program are hosting a follow up online meeting on Wednesday February 27th.

Java Time API Now In Java 8

by Bienvenido David on  Feb 08, 2013 9

ThreeTen, the reference implementation of JSR 310 Date and Time API, is now included in JDK 8 build 75. The Java Time API for JDK 8 is under the package java.time, moving away from the javax.time package of earlier implementations. All the Java Time classes are immutable and thread-safe, based on the ISO 8601 calendar system, the de facto world calendar following the proleptic Gregorian rules.

Adopt-a-JSR Program Online Meetup Today

by Nilanjan Raychaudhuri on  Jan 18, 2013 4

Adopt a JSR Program is an initiative to encourage Java User Group (JUG) members to get involved in the Java Community Process (JCP) by adopting a Java Specification Request (JSR). The team behind the Adopt-a-JSR program is hosting an online meetup on January 18. This is your opportunity to provide feedback and contribute to JCP process.

GE Energy Uses InvokeDynamic to Bring Magik to the JVM

by Charles Humble on  Dec 20, 2012

In July, the Digital Energy unit within GE Energy Management disclosed that they were in the process of porting their Smalltalk-inspired programming language, Magik, from its own proprietary Virtual Machine, MagikSF, to the JVM. With the port now well under way, InfoQ spoke to project lead/architect George Marrows to find out more.

Java EE 7 Expert Group Seeking Community Feedback

by Charles Humble on  Nov 14, 2012

As JSR 342, the specification for Java EE 7, makes its way through early draft review the expert group is keen to get community feedback on a number of open issues. These include which of the new APIs should be added to the Java EE Full/Web Profile, as well as how to better align CDI with Java EE.

JCP Reform Continues as London Java Community and CloudBees Win Seats on Executive Committee

by Charles Humble on  Nov 01, 2012 1

The results are in for the JCP 2012 elections, with the London Java Community re-elected and PaaS provider CloudBees being elected for the first time in the open vote. Following the vote, the SE/EE and ME Executive Committees will be merged into a single Executive Committee, which will start to focus on the thorny matter of IP issues.

JRuby 1.7.0 Released: Defaults to Ruby 1.9 Mode, Can Use InvokeDynamic

by Mirko Stocker on  Oct 25, 2012

JRuby 1.7.0 now defaults to Ruby 1.9 mode and supports almost all of 1.9's features. On recent JVM implementations that support invokedynamic, using JRuby 1.7 can increase application performance.

Is It Time For WADL in JAX-RS?

by Mark Little on  Oct 14, 2012 10

At JavaOne 2012 in a panel session around the future of Java EE, the audience were keen to know whether or not WADL should be a standard part of JAX-RS. Although the panel were unable to agree, the audience appeared to be more pro WADL than against. So is this a good thing or is WADL still considered unnecessary for successful REST?

Dagger: A Dependency Injection Framework For Android

by Kostis Kapelonis on  Oct 02, 2012 1

Dagger is a new dependency injection framework for the Android environment. It offers a subset of features of Google Guice (some of the developers work on both projects) but focuses on a lightweight solution in order to offer better performance. Dagger also attempts to report binding errors during compile time instead of run time.

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